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Whiting, William B. Letter from William B. Whiting to his cousin, 1874 April 14th.
Wyles SC 266
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Title:

Letter from William B. Whiting to his cousin, 1874 April 14th

Creator/Contributor:

Whiting, William B., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Holograph letter written and signed by William B. Whiting, a Lieutenant and Commodore in the U. S. Navy, from Delafield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin to his cousin in Cooperstown, New York. The letter is about an offer he received from Harpers Bros. of New York to reduce the price of their published book "Among Our Sailors" to $1.50 per copy if he were to purchase 366 copies for each member of Congress. Whiting wants to know whether the price reduction is unusual, as claimed by the publisher, and on what terms his cousin could procure the book for him. He also apologizes for the short letter as his eyes are inflamed and his occulist has forbidden him from writing.

Date:

1874 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ny -- n-us-wi
Whiting, William B -- Correspondence
Jewell, J. Grey
Harpers & Brothers.
United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Correspondence
Waukesha County (Wis.) -- History
Cooperstown (N.Y.) -- History

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Letter from William Whiting to his cousin. Wyles SC 266. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Description:

1 item (1 leaf) ; 22 x 26 cm. folded to 22 x 13 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.